Peoples or Institutions Making History.

Unit-1: Peoples or Institutions Making History.

Lesson-2: The Unforgettable History

  1. UNESCO recognized the 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of the world’s documentary heritage in 2017.

Answer the following questions :

a) Where and when did Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman deliver his speech?

Ans: He will address a public meeting on March 8 at Racecourse Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan). “Apart from Bhutto’s party and Qayyum Khan’s Muslim League, we will be able to draft a constitution,” he said.

b) What is heritage?

Ans: property that descends to an heir. 2a : something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor : legacy, inheritance proud of her Chinese heritage a rich heritage of folklore The battlefields are part of our heritage and should be preserved.

c) Why did UNESCO recognize 7th March speech as documentary heritage? Explain it in at least 6 sentences.


Documentary heritage submitted by Bangladesh and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

“The Historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” was delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March, 1971 who led the people of Bangladesh to independence in 1971. At that time when the Pakistani military rulers refused to transfer power to the Bengali nationalist leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose party Awami League gained majority in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the general election held in 1970. The speech effectively declared the independence of Bangladesh. The speech constitutes a faithful documentation of how the failure of post-colonial nation-states to develop inclusive, democratic society alienates their population belonging to different ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious groups. The speech was extempore and there was no written script. However, the speech survived in the audio as well as AV versions.

d) Do you think that the historic speech of the 7th March of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has played a vast role to gain the independence in 1971? Describe it within 10 sentences in your own way.

Ans: links


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